Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.
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Dragsbæk, which produces the Pastella brand of fresh pasta, has decided to move all of its production home to Denmark. The reasons have to do with both increased sales and increased transparency expectations.
The Norwegian government has decided that all foreign seasonal workers working in agriculture will be allowed to enter Norway.
According to the Swedish Food Federation’s latest member survey, the coronavirus crisis has directly affected six of ten employees in the food industry and points to a dark future for the industry’s small businesses.
While Norwegian potato cooperative Hoff’s neutral spirit products are normally utilised for aquavit, the cooperative will now supply 30,000 litres of spirits for disinfectant production.
Norway’s food supply has so far worked well during the corona crisis and the markets have been open, the Norwegian Agriculture Agency reports. While there have been large fluctuations in exchange rates, these have affected commodity prices to a lesser extent.
The European food industry is being recognized for some of the measures it has taken - such as donations of money and disinfecting alcohol to healthcare institutions - to support society during the COVID-19 outbreak.